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September 20, 2021
Sidelined Workers Might Restrict Economic Growth Prospects
Companies are struggling to hire employees. The inability for companies to hire is occurring at a time when job openings are high and the number of individuals…
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September 18, 2021
Investor Bullish Sentiment Lowest Since July 2020
This week's Sentiment Survey report by the American Association of Individual Investors showed bullish sentiment fell over 16 percentage points to 22.45%…
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September 8, 2021
Job Openings Accelerating
Today's release of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey shows the demand for employees continues to grow. The JOLTS report is released with a one month…
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August 23, 2021
Earnings Growth Trending To More Normal Rate
Our positive view on the market coming out of the pandemic contraction has partially centered on earnings growth expectations. A number of factors played a…
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August 22, 2021
Update On Current Bull Market Versus 1950's and 1980's Bull Markets
I wrote an article in 2016 comparing the current secular bull market that began in late 2013 to the bull markets of the 1950's and 1980's. I followed up with…
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August 16, 2021
It's A Double For The S&P 500 Index
At the close of trading Monday the S&P 500 Index is up 100.22% on a price only basis from its March 23, 2020 low of 2,237.40. It took the market 353 trading…
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August 10, 2021
Companies In Need Of Employees
Today's NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for July is further evidence that unfilled jobs is impacting business conditions. The small business survey noted…
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August 9, 2021
Job Openings At A High
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a series high for job openings in June to 10.1 million positions. The job openings level is on top of the strong July…
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August 1, 2021
Dogs Of The Dow Lose Ground To Market Since First Quarter
With the market's close this past Friday, July has come to an end and it has been four months since that last article. Through the first seven months of this…
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July 31, 2021
A Stealth Equity Market Correction
Although the S&P 500 Index is only down .61% from its recent high, under the surface, a large number of stocks have seen significant drawdowns from their own…
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July 28, 2021
A Confident Consumer
The Conference Board's Tuesday report on consumer confidence suggests economic activity in this third quarter remains robust. The July consumer confidence…
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July 26, 2021
New Home Sales Lowest Since April 2020
The Census Bureaus report for June new home sales were reported at an annual rate of 676,000. This is the lowest level since April 2020 sales of 582,000…
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